PART TIME GARMENT TECHNICIAN

Location: Edgecliff, Sydney
Department: Design & Development
Reports to: Senior Designer
Job type: Part-Time 2 days


About the job
We have an amazing opportunity for you to join our Design & Development team. You will be working for one of the biggest disruptors of the activewear industry as we undergo an exciting growth trajectory. The Garment Technician at Nimble Activewear creates world class athletic & lifestyle apparel that is acknowledged as leading in design, function, fit and quality. Under the partnership with the Senior Designer, you develop the line from tech pack hand-off to the production of garments.


About Us
Nimble Activewear is an Australian owned and female operated, digitally led brand. As our name suggests we are Nimble in both name and spirit - our name defines our way of being and we are nimble in how we think and approach design and innovate solutions for how she moves and expresses herself

We focus on making high quality activewear that you look and feel great in - we live and breathe a balanced approach to health & wellbeing, are passionate about reducing our impact on the world and importantly, the power of bringing people together through movement makes our hearts sing.

We know you will love working for us because you are joining a unique player in the market who designs and manufactures our range in-house within a collaborative work environment where everyone has a voice and you can really influence our future.


Day to day you will be responsible for:
Prototype Management & Development: 95%

  • Coordinate the flow of production activities whilst managing the garment development and sampling process and adhering to the critical path
  • Maintain consistency in sizing, construction, quality and workmanship (QA)
  • Overseeing and ensuring the integrity and consistency of Grade Rules across all product categories and fabrications
  • Organise daily workflow that adheres to critical path & development timelines
  • Working closing with our Offshore Team; you are the key communicator
  • Develop and create tech packs to communicate requirements for design aesthetic, fit, and construction (while considering cost impacts)
  • Measure and review proto samples based on submitted tech pack and size specs
  • Prepare for fittings & presentations: Measure, evaluate fit sample submit (construction, execution)
  • Conduct product fitting in collaboration with Design: Present style history, take notes of the required fit and construction corrections discussed for assigned styles
  • Spec and analyse garments to determine compliance of measurements, workmanship, construction direction, and maintain fit intent
  • Analyse and communicate the outcome of fittings and construction reviews with cross functional and vendor partners
  • Responsible for creating and maintaining data integrity in BOM (Bill of materials)
  • Support in co-ordinating garment testing samples and raw material developments as needed
  • Provide technical advice to internal teams to drive sales and help identify and resolve any fit issues
  • Implement strategies to encourage continuous manufacturing process improvements
  • Organisational, time management, problem solving and trouble shooting skills
  • Autonomously taking ownership, accountability and initiative to make technically sound decisions when communicating with our offshore partner


Strategy and Other: 5%

  • Advocate for the use of technology to drive innovation and efficiency across the Product Organisation
  • Ability to travel to offshore factories (if needed)
  • Other ad hoc duties as required


Qualifications:

  • BA Degree with focused training in Technical Design, Patternmaking or relevant experience
  • 5+ years minimum industry experience as a Garment Technician in the activewear/swimwear or intimate apparel category
  • Product development experience a plus but not required
  • Proficiency with a PLM software is recommended but not required
  • Familiarity or proficiency with Gerber Pattern Making and/or 3D software an asset
  • Proficiency with Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop, Indesign, Excel, Word, Mac platform


Musthaves:

  • Knowledge of garment construction, pattern making, textiles, sewing techniques and technology applications
  • Knowledge of how to correctly measure garments
  • Knowledge of garment trims relevant to active wear
  • Driven by the technical aspect of the product creation process
  • Understanding of Size Grading
  • Understanding of Activewear/swimwear and/or intimate apparel
  • Working knowledge of fabric, construction, draping, and pattern making
  • An attention-to-detail junkie
  • A hard-working rockstar that understands the start-up hustle and is excited to be a part of everything that goes along with this
  • Inspired by the active industry and always keen to share ideas
  • Ability to multitask and meet deadlines in a fast-moving environment
  • Comfortable with taking initiative and a proactive problem solver
  • Self-motivated, strong sense of urgency, collaborative mindset
  • Ability to effectively receive and communicate feedback
  • Full work rights in Australia


What can we bring to the table:

  • No corporate suits, embrace your own style, whatever that may be!
  • Regular team sweats at the best local studios
  • Generous staff discounts & first access to all our amazing samples
  • Weekly Thursday afternoon team drinks & nibbles
  • Designer light-filled offices in Edgecliff
  • Collaborative work environment where you can really influence things

ο»ΏTo apply, please send your CV and cover letter to katia.santilli@nimbleactivewear.com